A Dry-Touch Sunscreen Oily Skin Needs

August 05, 2016
Jessica Khorsandi
By: Jessica Khorsandi | skincare.com by L'Oréal
A Dry-Touch Sunscreen Oily Skin Needs

Hell hath no fury like sunscreen causing a skin breakout. When SPF formulas mix with sweat, excess oil, and bacteria on skin, things could go from bad to worse real quick. Fear that SPF will trigger a breakout—especially on acne-prone skin—is a major reason why some women skip sunscreen daily. You want to do the right (and responsible!) thing and protect yourself against the sun’s harmful UV rays, but not at the expense of a complexion covered in clogged pores and zits. Still, at the end of the day, sunscreen is one of the best anti-aging products out there to protect skin against certain cancers and premature skin aging like wrinkles and fine lines—so you can’t and shouldn’t avoid it forever. Time will catch up to you, and your skin and overall health will be worse off without it, something you should avoid at any and all costs.

So what’s a girl to do? Must we devote ourselves to a life of potential breakouts in the name of protected, younger-looking skin? The answer is a definitive no, but not because we’re bidding farewell to sunscreen. Instead, we’re incorporating a non-greasy formula that won’t cause breakouts, won’t leave skin looking ashen, and won’t weigh down acne-prone skin. Wondering what this seemingly magical potion is all about? Read on to find out.   


If you have acne-prone skin, chances are you already scan your product labels for the word “non-comedogenic.” This means that the product is designed to not clog your pores, which can then lead to breakouts and blemishes. You’d be happy to know that this broad-spectrum SPF 60 sunscreen is not only non-comedogenic, it’s also oil-free with a dry-touch texture and finish that provides a cleaner feel. It’s formulated with a unique oil-absorbing complex, with perlite and silica providing anti-shine properties to help absorb excess oil and keep skin matte—even in the heat and humidity. And that’s not all. An antioxidant complex helps protect skin from free radicals caused by UV rays and if we’ve learned anything at Skincare.com, it’s that SPF + antioxidants are an anti-aging match made in heaven

To use, apply a generous amount onto your face 15-20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply 80 minutes after swimming and/or sweating, or at least every two hours. If you towel dry, reapply immediately. Now, go out and reap the benefits of SPF without sacrificing your clear complexion! 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin, $19.99

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